No time to die Blofeld (Christoph Waltz) is killed in his only scene, but he could easily have been the film’s main antagonist despite him being imprisoned, instead of Safin (Rami Malek). Daniel Craig’s fifth run with the British spy unfolds in stunning style and is a fitting epic for the five-film series finale. Just like the previous films, No time to die continues from ghost rather than having a standalone story, which it was association series known to. This means that all of the characters and even Blofeld return, but Waltz reprises his role in a way that’s less interesting than it should be.
Blofeld is the Joker to Bond’s Batman, as he is 007’s greatest foe and happy to play spy. Given that Blofeld was not killed in it ghost, where he was thrown in jail after Bond gave him his iconic scar, it was clear he was ready to make a comeback in a major way. However, while the character does not return No time to dieIt’s only for one scene, however, that Blofeld basically has a glorified cameo. The real villain is Lyutsifer Safin, who is quite underwhelming, and there’s no reason he can’t be Blofeld pulling strings all along. No time to die.
Lyutsifer Safin was a fearsome Bond villain
When Lyutsifer Safin was first seen in No time to die trailer, it was hypothesized that Malick could play Dr. No, who was the first-ever villain in the movie James Bond Movie series. There are a lot of similarities between Lyutsifer Safin and Dr. ghost Trailers too. That would make a shocking revelation No time to diebut instead, the character is nothing more interesting than How much consolation Dominic Green (Mathieu Amalric). The whole backstory between Safin and Madeleine Swann (Lea Seydoux) feels forced.
Lyutsifer Safin has been criticized for being a generic Bond villain, being outrageously theatrical, having an over-the-top plan, and only scarring for the sake of it. But his motives are questionable at best, especially why he hates Bond so much. Mysteries surrounding the character could easily be called plot holes, such as why Safin never ages. Malek does the best he can with the material he’s given, but never feels like he’s much of a threat, even though he’s already managed to kill Bond. And while Bond villains have always been theatrical, Malek sometimes overplays.
The No Time To Die story does not change with Blofeld as the main villain
Even though Blofeld was imprisoned, he could easily still be the main villain No time to dieBecause Safin’s plan needed Blofeld to succeed. but, Bluefield He was in one of the scenes where he was locked in a glass case, which had already been depicted in two previous films. There could have been an extra scene or two of Blofeld escaping. The prison escape sequence with Blofeld would have been exciting. after that, No time to die It could be the exact same story about Blofeld trying to spread a virus in place of Safin.
However, the original No time to die was more attached to it ghost and Blofeld, where everything up to Chapter Two was planned to be in Spy Head and still being held captive by Blofeld. Not only will this development give Blofeld more screen time, but it will happen in retrospect ghost Even better, as the 2015 film received mixed reception from fans and critics. ghost It was pretty quiet for a Bond movie, especially since it followed the blockbuster sky fallbut this original twisted end would have given Blofeld’s ghost Plan more risks.
Blofeld Waltz deserved a second chance after Spectre
Waltz is one of the best actors of the 21st century, proven by the two Academy Awards he’s won in such quick succession. The actor won Best Supporting Actor in 2010 for his role as Hans Landa, also known as The Jew Hunter, in Inglorious BasterdsHe won the same award again three years later in 2013 for his role as Dr. King Schultz. Django Unchained. While he has become somewhat of a villain type in films like Inglorious BasterdsAnd green hornet tarzan, And PinocchioThere’s an obvious reason why few other actors are as terrifying as Waltz.
Waltz gave such a powerful performance as Blofeld in ghost And he even gave the original actor, Donald Pleasence, a run for his money. Waltz delivers every line in sinister fashion, especially when he reveals to Bond that he’s “the author of all your nightmares” in ghost. Leaving such a powerful actor on the sidelines for no apparent reason was such a missed opportunity. althoug ghost It has a barely fresh 63% on Rotten Tomatoes, Waltz was the best thing about it, and No time to die is the way more exciting Bond movie Waltz deserves.
Blofeld finally killing James Bond seems more feasible
in No time to dieBond had to sacrifice himself after Savin infected him with nanobots. The death was undoubtedly emotional given that Bond had just learned that he was a father and was finally ready to hang up his tuxedo and retire from the Secret Service. However, since it was Savin, the mostly forgettable villain, who was responsible for this, he didn’t have as much of an impact as he should have. But if Blofeld is the villain No time to dieThis means that the iconic character was responsible for Bond’s death in the 2022 film.
Blofeld was responsible for Bond’s sacrifice No time to die It would have been more effective, as the two characters have a lot of history. The villain appeared at nine association In total, and has always been Bond’s sworn enemy. Even in Craig association films, it was revealed that Blofeld had been pulling the strings behind the scenes at the Casino Royale, How Much Solace, And sky fall, so killing Blofeld off Bond would serve as the final payoff for the entire five-film arc. Instead, Savin was responsible for the death of Bond who was nobody by comparison. Killing Sven Bond instead of Blofeld is like the King of Spices killing Batman instead of the Joker.